This shows more oak-driven sensations than you would expect from a wine aged in large casks, opening with aromas of oak, coconut, vanilla and an underpinning of ripe dark berry. The firm palate offers dried black cherry, espresso, chopped sage and licorice alongside rather austere, close-grained tannins.
Italian Editor Kerin O’Keefe reviews all Italian wines for Wine Enthusiast. Previously she wrote regularly on Italian wine for Wine News, World of Fine Wine and Decanter. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello (2005), Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines (2012) and Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine (2014).Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.